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that we are linked together and have a common message. to use that as an example, as an area where we can assist in helping create a civilian law enforcement presence that would take the place of a military presence, particularly in certain parts of the country. perhaps a more direct example is mexico, where congress actually appropriated money. it is called the merida initiative, to be used in conjunction with the federal government of mexico to buy equipment, and importantly, to train civilian law enforcement. i want to just pause a moment on this. our ability as a nation to work with other countries on having not just a law enforcement but justice systems that are civilian in nature as opposed to military, i think is very, very important. that is one of the things we have expertise in within the department: security, particularly when you are talking about how to set up a port of entry. how do you run it? what does it look like? what kinds of technology should be in place? what have we found that works and does not work? what kind of training do you need to have? what kind of supervisi
that there is no kind of a recognized way of saying this person actually has these skills should allow us going forward to be able, and maybe even have, you know, educate consumers, especially family members, ask these kind of questions. you know, do you have a specialist in this area, or do u have expertise in palliative medicine. learn that term, and ask people about it. that will begin to make a difference to. >> well, i appreciate your comment, gail, but i have to say this. someone who is work and the fee-for-service medical sector for over 30 years who has been basically at the mercy of whatever medicare, cms, decides every year what my services are worth, i have to tell you this when you talk about, let's not talk about more money in the system. and i'm not talking about that either. i would like to see them shift some money in a system that when an air nose and throat doctor gets more money for cleaning blocks out of my patience here because that is a surgical procedure, then i get from a 90 year-old woman comes into me and tells me she has had a little spell and i have to use my time, my diagno
and agrees with us that reform must happen this year. because we are getting close, the fight is getting fierce. history is clear. every time wherein side of reform, special interest are fighting back with everything they have got -- every time we are in sight of reform. let's face it, they get people scared, and understandably. i understand why people are nervous. health care is a big deal. in fact, whenever america has set about solving our toughest problems, there have always been those who sought to preserve the status quo by scaring the american people. that is what happened when fdr tried to pass social security. they said that was socialism. verbatim, that is what they said. they said everybody would have to wear dog tags, and that this was a plot for the government to keep track of everybody. when jfk and the lyndon johnson tried to pass medicare, they said this was a government takeover of health care. the same argument that is being made today. the struggles have always boil down to a contest between hope and fear. it was true when social security was born, it was true when med
this fall, into the home to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> president obama used his weekly online address to refute critics of pending health-care legislation. the republican addresses given this week by bob mcdonnell, the candidate for virginia governor. he talks about the economy, job creation, and the federal energy bill. >> on friday we received better news than we expected about the state of our economy. we learned that we lost 247 nelson jobs in july, some 200,000 fewer jobs than we lost in june, and far fewer than the nearly 700,000 a month we were losing at the beginning of the year. of course, this is little comfort to anyone who saw their jobs disappear in july, and to the millions of americans who are looking for work. i will not rest until anyone who is looking for work can find a job. still, this month's job numbers are a sign that we have begun to put the brakes on this recession and that the worst may be behind us, but we must do more than rescue our economy from this immediate crisis. we must rebuild it stronger than before. we must lay a new foundation for
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